Reject Regional District Kitimat Stikine’s proposed bylaws 743 & 747.

Reject Regional District Kitimat Stikine’s proposed bylaws 743 & 747.

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Chris Chris Anon. started this petition to Regional District Kitimat Stikine Directors

The Regional District Kitimat Stikine wants to amend the definition of dwelling in their proposed bylaw amendments 743 (2020) & 747 (2020). A public hearing was held in New Hazelton on October 20, 2020 where 34 people gave oral submissions and 20+ written submissions were read that overwhelming rejected these proposed bylaw amendments. The bylaw amendments are going to a second scheduled public hearing January 27, 2021. There is a housing crisis and shortage in the Hazeltons. We are currently in a pandemic. The RDKS directors ultimately will decide whether to pass or reject this bylaw amendment. If the amendment passes, it will then need approval by the provincial Ministry of Transportation. If the amendment is passed by the RDKS directors, the onus will be on community members to take the issue to court.
As community members that care about our communities and the housing crisis and shortage of available accommodations, we see no reason to push through this bylaw amendment. More than 50 people rejected this bylaw amendments for a variety of reasons. The planners at the RDKS have no lived experience in South Hazelton or Two Mile. Housing is a fundamental human right and the RDKS and the Province of B.C. should work with community members to develop policies and bylaws that accurately reflect the needs of our unique communities instead of imposing standardized definitions that reflect policies developed by urban planners and policy makers and that impose definitions that disempower people to have a roof over their heads. Hold the RDKS directors accountable for their decisions. They are supposed to represent the voices of our community members. 

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